api·​cul·​ture | \ ˈā-pə-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce apiculture (audio) \

Definition of apiculture

: the keeping of bees especially on a large scale

Other Words from apiculture

apicultural \ ˌā-​pə-​ˈkəl-​ch(ə-​)rəl How to pronounce apiculture (audio) \ adjective
apiculturist \ ˌā-​pə-​ˈkəl-​ch(ə-​)rist How to pronounce apiculture (audio) \ noun

Examples of apiculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This record of their work is likely to have lasting implications for our understanding of bees, their roles in ecosystems and the future of apiculture. Washington Post, 4 Feb. 2022 Produced by native stingless honey bees, the local Maya outside of Cobá have mastered the art of apiculture, with all sorts of sweet selections on sale for visitors. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Sebastian and Camille Seusing poured a bucket of honey onto the ministry steps, saying it was contaminated with high levels of glyphosate that was sprayed onto fields near their apiculture business in Brandenburg state, which surrounds Berlin. Washington Post, 15 Jan. 2020 Cities also have greater demand for local apiculture products. USA TODAY, 26 Dec. 2017 With a surface area of over 1.5 million ha, the area is used for livestock rearing, grazing, red deer farming, fodder production and apiculture. Alex Treadway, National Geographic, 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of apiculture

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apiculture

probably from French, from Latin apis bee + French culture

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The first known use of apiculture was in 1864

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“Apiculture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apiculture. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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